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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/102
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date4 August 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address ToMillthorpe, Holmesfield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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The Project is grateful to the Sheffield Archives, Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Archive Collections. The date of this letter has been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, while the address it was sent to is on its front. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1 Dear Edward
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3 Cron send me a letter - he did not ask me to send it on to you, he
4only said in the P.S. you can send this on to Edward if you like. I
5will look for it & send it you if I find it. I have been so unwell I
6have not been writing to any one. I am sailing on the 13th of August
7for South Africa. If I dont see you again dear old Edward Good bye.
8All good be with you.
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10 Olive
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12 My darling husband is with me now & will be till I sail. I fel feel
13that after this glorious happy time with him I’m willing to go when
14the time comes. How much of rarity there has been in my life: & he the
15most precious of all the things life has given me. One is glad to have
16lived, & that one day after thousands of years a world will rise on
17earth in which nation hate & the love of dominance will have passed
18away - is what I believe - though I can’t prove it.
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20 Olive
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